Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Johann Sebastian Bach by Rick Marshall


Johann Sebastian Bach: Christian Encounters Series
by Rick Marshall

I found this eBook about Johann Sebastian Bach to be extremely eye-opening. Before, I knew of Bach and his work but I had no idea that his musical talent sprouted from his devotion to God. I found this book to be quite educational and a good read for those who might be interested in their musical favorites or in the famous Christians of our past.

I knew going into this read that it would not be a very exciting book, considering its biographical nature. Nonetheless, I was very intrigued and felt that the author, Rick Marshall, did an excellent job in walking his readers through the life of Bach and surprising them with new facts about how deeply rooted in Christianity he truly was. However, despite being interesting, I was correct in its lack of excitement. I found it all too easy to walk away from the book for weeks at a time and only recall it when spotting it on my computer desktop. I admit that biographical books are quite dull in nature, but Marshall’s diction was just a bit too bland for my liking. I doubt I would recommend it to anyone unless I knew they had a deep interest in music and musical artists of the past, but should I have an acquaintance like that I would immediately thrust it upon them.

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